The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 829 889 849
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 44 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.025% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.027% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 39 26 30
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,250 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 31 £45,000 - 4
London +66 19 £65,000 +8.33% 3
City of London +43 7 £66,250 +6.00% 1
South East +18 6 £45,000 -2.70%
Hampshire +6 5 £45,000 -
Southampton - 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +16 3 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 -
South West -13 2 £38,750 +55.00%
North West - 2 £40,000 -
Somerset - 2 £38,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £65,000 -
East of England +9 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 -
Glasgow - 1 £47,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Bedford - 1 £40,000 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Street - 1 £40,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 53 (56.38%) Java
2 48 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (40.43%) Performance Testing
4 37 (39.36%) Test Automation
5 35 (37.23%) Selenium
6 33 (35.11%) Test Strategy
7 31 (32.98%) Cucumber
8 30 (31.91%) LoadRunner
9 29 (30.85%) HP
9 29 (30.85%) WebDriver
10 26 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (25.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (25.53%) C#
12 22 (23.40%) SAP
13 21 (22.34%) C++
13 21 (22.34%) BDD
14 20 (21.28%) Python
15 19 (20.21%) Groovy
15 19 (20.21%) QA
16 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
16 18 (19.15%) Scrum
17 17 (18.09%) SQL
17 17 (18.09%) Automated Testing
17 17 (18.09%) Ruby
18 16 (17.02%) Finance
18 16 (17.02%) Jenkins
19 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
19 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow
19 15 (15.96%) E-Commerce
19 15 (15.96%) UNIX

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
1 5 (5.32%) MySQL
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (37.23%) Selenium
2 31 (32.98%) Cucumber
3 30 (31.91%) LoadRunner
4 29 (30.85%) WebDriver
5 24 (25.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (17.02%) Jenkins
7 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow
8 12 (12.77%) TestNG
8 12 (12.77%) JUnit
9 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
9 11 (11.70%) SoapUI
10 10 (10.64%) NUnit
10 10 (10.64%) Eclipse
11 9 (9.57%) TeamCity
12 8 (8.51%) JIRA
13 7 (7.45%) Mockito
13 7 (7.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (7.45%) Hudson
14 6 (6.38%) JMeter
15 5 (5.32%) Maven
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 15 (15.96%) Retail
3 11 (11.70%) Banking
4 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) Web Services
3 2 (2.13%) CSS
3 2 (2.13%) SOAP
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) WPF
4 1 (1.06%) JSON
4 1 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.06%) WinForms
4 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.06%) NHS
3 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.06%) PMI
3 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) UNIX
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) Performance Testing
3 37 (39.36%) Test Automation
4 33 (35.11%) Test Strategy
5 21 (22.34%) BDD
6 18 (19.15%) Scrum
7 17 (18.09%) Automated Testing
8 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
8 15 (15.96%) E-Commerce
8 15 (15.96%) Open Source
9 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.83%) Test Scripting
10 12 (12.77%) TDD
11 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Integration Testing
13 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (6.38%) SDLC
14 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (5.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) Java
2 24 (25.53%) C#
3 21 (22.34%) C++
4 20 (21.28%) Python
5 19 (20.21%) Groovy
6 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.09%) SQL
7 17 (18.09%) Ruby
8 10 (10.64%) Perl
9 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.26%) VBScript
11 2 (2.13%) C
12 1 (1.06%) COBOL
12 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) ISEB
2 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) CSQA
4 1 (1.06%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) HP
2 22 (23.40%) SAP
3 14 (14.89%) Oracle
4 6 (6.38%) IBM
5 4 (4.26%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.06%) Compuware
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
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